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Grisham, Sandra L. (SanDee)

1940 - 2017

Sandra L. Grisham (SanDee), age 77, passed away peacefully in Albuquerque, NM on July 11, 2017 surrounded by her beloved husband and children.

SanDee was born in North Chicago, IL and moved to Albuquerque in 1986. Her childhood dream was to live in the "Land of Enchantment" where she always felt a sense of spiritualism. While always artistic and creative, she began painting professionally in 1995. SanDee was a member of The New Mexico Art League and her award winning oil paintings have been accepted and displayed annually in the NM State Fair since 1996.

SanDee was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was a special angel who was loved by all who knew her. She was a thoughtful, cheerful and loving friend to too many to count, she lit up every room she walked into and everyone who knew her was touched by her joyful and vibrant spirit.

SanDee is survived by her husband Keith; her children, April Maroney (Ed) and Rodney Paul-Jones (David); brother, Joe Ciolek (Mary), best friend, Delores "Lolly" Gerhke; Keith's children, Warren (Kristina) and Greg, step-grandchildren, Andrea, Travis and Kyle; many nieces, nephews, cousins, loving friends, family and her dog, Cosmo.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers, Brandy Barrett, Sabrina Castro, Nathan Dice, Natalie Weiss, Julian Apodaca and OnPointe at Home; also Dr. Bakhti Sinor and Dr. James Bradley.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Albuquerque, NM and Gurnee, IL. SanDee was a true believer in helping others and giving to those less fortunate than her. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository or the Wounded Warrior Project. Please visit our online guestbook for SanDee at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 15, 2017
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